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Nintendo of America has gone amiibo crazy in its latest press release, confirming some interesting details for upcoming releases.

Let's start with Star Fox Zero. Back in November last year website logos and mentions of the Nintendo Network and amiibo had fans dreaming of potential features for the April release. Nintendo has now 100% confirmed that there'll be amiibo support in the upcoming Wii U title, proving that the mentions on the official website weren't any kind of error - details on this compatibility "will be revealed at a later time".

Next up are release details for amiibo figures, some new and others re-affirming previous announcements - all of the following are due in March in North America:

  • Timmy & Tommy (18th March)
  • Kapp'n (18th March)
  • Rover (18th March)
  • Digby (standalone for the first time, (18th March)
  • Ryu
  • Roy
  • R.O.B. (Famicom Colors)

There's also confirmation that the next series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards will also launch in March, apparently taking the collection to 300 in total. Further confirmation is given (again) that the Pokemon anniversary will be boosted by restocks of Charizard, Jigglypuff, Greninja and Lucario.

Finally, the Mario and Sonic amiibo will be compatible with Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which we previously briefly saw in a Japanese commercial. Both unlock outfits that give their respective characters special powers; that game arrives on 18th March in North America, in case you'd forgotten.

So there you have it, an amiibo news / reminder bonanza. Is any of this particularly exciting to you?